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of my book. the book is about civil rights brown versus board of education. >> 1954? >> yes, 1954. it is about brown versus board of education in 1954. the idea is to look at civil rights before mr. brown. we moved from there into a new era of civil rights. this book was what it was like before brown and what we had looking at jim crow. what they thought jim crowell did to them, the lawyers, and how it harms them, and their understanding of what jim crow was is a lot broader. there was -- the image was not only a law saying that black children and white children go to different schools, water fountains, antidiscrimination laws, it is also hiring whites in the industry that only higher whites or african-americans for the worst jobs. government and economy meddled in discrimination. it reveals a much more total and economic deprivation and explication, as well as about stigma and symbolism in state-mandated law. >> during that period, risa goluboff, what were some of the successes of the civil rights section? >> the biggest ones had to do with agriculture workers in the south. actua
with gordon brown's government. i think around march 2009, may have been a bit later, i think that's when gordon brown announced that the referendum that had been promised in the 2005 manifesto in the european constitution, they were going to renege on that promise. and again, i think it was a male or the telegraph and "the sun" who particularly "the sun," i shall just be to "the sun," called within four a special election in the autumn of 2000. because his referendum was a hard-fought battle, population live far wanted that referendum on the constitution. so we have followed up with each other but i still saw him. >> that wasn't really the question at all. by the 31st of march, 2009, "the sun" was moving towards the conservative party, is that true or not? >> sorry, i thought i had said at the beginning in answer to that question, that was quite the way i would describe it, more we were running out of ways to support mr. brown's government. >> moving towards withdrawing its support for the liberal party, could we agree on that formulation? >> we could. >> could i just ask about one sente
of james rupert murdoch, from that point of course there is no evidence the jury meeting with mr. brown. is that fair? you did say your list may not be complete in relation to mr. brown. >> i know my list is not complete. i am not sure. i'm sure tony blair had to release the formal and informal meetings and i'm pretty sure if they have, there will be meetings at downing street with mr. brown from that. in may, right up until september. i don't know how many there are. >> the topic of conversation on the third of may 2009 to remember any specific events. did it cover political issues? >> it was done in general terms. there were people at the lunch, but again late 2009, i'm not quite sure that my memory is correct, but i am pretty sure the european constitution debate what shall we say at large as well as afghanistan at the time. so they may have been two of the issues. >> we know on the ninth of september 2009, mr. james murdoch called mr. cameron is the drink of the george that "the sun" was support the conservative party in the next election and the headline was on the front page. i th
brown vs. board of education. to think about what civil-rights looked like before. jim crow was state mandated segregation buffeted that is not constitutional. what has it looked like? what they thought jim crow did to them and their understanding is a lot broader. not only laws saying they go to different schools not only a sign over a water fountain but those who only higher weight to a more african-americans only for the worst paid, worse condition, most dangerous jobs. federal in-state government interfering, and the image that comes out of the cases reveal 00 jeroen crowed that is much more total, economic , deprivation and and and exploitation with state mandated that wall. >> host: during fat period what is the success? >> guest: they had to do with agriculture zero workers in the south. they were the worst off and a lot of the complaints were from the work crews in the south held in slavery. they asked for help in the civil-rights section prosecuted individual employers were holding them and involuntary servitude. they went to domestic workers and they complained not just held
and on the other hand you have brown? surely that must have been carried out? >> with respect to the offer to make a proposal of the dead, to the shows we didn't already own, that was a part of it. there was a view later on when it was thought that is likely that we might attempt to do this, do not, to try to avoid becoming a political issue in the middle of an election, but not with respect to what the likely or possible outcomes of the election were. >> mr. murdoch, to benefit the source merit, examined on two levels. there's the legal analysis or you may be advised that your case is strong. i'll ask you a few comments on the. then there's the political dimension which is however the legal case is, we still have got to get this through because the opposition we might face. on the political stage, that sort of discussion must have taken place, didn't? >> yes. it takes place with respect to what sort of regulatory scrutiny and transaction is going to come under. and you make an assessment around that. certainly while on the regulatory site on competition issues and plurality issues were confident
or concern, is that it? >> no. >> why not? >> because although mr. brown had said those things to mr. murdoch, and although i had heard similar insinuations from others close to mr. brown that there was this tone of threat about it. the fact is that it didn't occur to me that they were real or proper or, i just, i just dismissed them, i suppose. >> some would say an elected government has executive power, or through parliament, would be quite entitled to bring in media policies which thought to be in the public interest but nonetheless did impact on the commercial interests of the media companies. would you agree? >> well, i'm sure that it is absolute, of course it's possible governments to debate regulation and policy on the media. of course, i agree with that. >> i'm just trying to explore your thinking in 2010. you have here mr. brown allegedly on your evidence hostile to news international. and you have mr. cameron, who is -- is that correct, he is favorable to news international? >> he wasn't hostile to "the sun." >> just have this would wait in your thinking. you are the chief executive
. tharp currently is a partner in the chicago office of mier brown, coleader of the security enforcement practice. born into a military family as the son of a lieutenant colonel in the marine corps. he attended duke university on an rotc scholarship, received his undergraduate degree suma cum laude and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the marine corps. jay tharp served active duty with the marines for six years, achieving the rank of captain earning the navy achievement medal and the navy midshipman's award. after his military service, mr. tharp attended northwestern university law school, serving on the law review. upon graduation, he clerked on the seventh circuit, then worked as an assistant u.s. attorney for six years in chicago. after his tenure as federal prosecutor, he joined mayor brown where his practice specializes in complex commercial litigation and criminal investigation. he has received numerous recognitions. he served as adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the northwestern university law school and serves as a member of the law fund board at northwestern which
ranking member shelby, senators menendez, kirk, schumer, and brown. in addition, i want to thank majority leader reid for his determination to get this legislation through the senate. i look forward to working with my colleagues in the house to quickly come together on a final bill that the president can sign soon. it is important that congress acts swiftly so that we can continue to put pressure on the iranian regime to end its illicit and illegal nuclear activity. again, i thank all my colleagues for their support of the iran sanctions bill today. i yield the floor. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from new jersey. mr. menendez: madam president, first, let me thank the majority leader for his doggedness in making sure that we could come to an agreement that sends a clear message to iran before the p-5 plus one talks take place this week. his commitment made a difference. and let me thank the chairman of the banking committee, senator johnson, who, in an agenda that is incredibly full with all the challenges that the banking committee is taking up, made sure
in the office of mayor brown where he is coleader of enforcement practice. he was born into a military family, very proud of it. son of a lieutenant colonel in the marine corps. j. tharp attended duke university on an rotc scholarship received an undergraduate degree summa cum laude. started, served on active duty with the marines for six years achieving the rank of captain and earning the navy achievement medal. after military service he attended northwest university law school, graduated magna cum laude, served on their law review. upon graduation he was a clerk for judge joel phlom of the seventh circuit and worked as assistant u.s. attorney in chicago for six years. he joined mayor brown where his practice has been in commerce commercial litigation and criminal investigation. he received numerous recognitions, served as adjunct professor at university law school. in short, j. tharp is a picture-perfect nominee for the federal bench. he has the callifications to -- qualifications to serve the northern district as well. i urge my colleagues to support his nomination. i say to j. tharp, the
the year, and in all probability, mr. brown would be the next prime minister. are you with me? >> i think that was a given, yeah. >> he said to you you remembered the meeting well, and it was promoted. do you see that? >> yes. >> he was telling you it was a decision one that rebecca would be promoted, and two, you would be in line to be next editor of "the sun." >> that's what he was saying yes. >> why did you take that like a pinch of salted as you say? >> i don't believe he would have had that conversation with him. >> why not? he was close to mr. brown, wasn't he? >> my understanding of how news international works in terms of appointments of editors is he would not have involved any of the conversation, either at that stage, by the way, because it was after that when she was promoted, some time after that, and also, i just didn't believe it. i just -- i came -- i came away believing it was an atestament by mr. brown -- attempt by mr. brown to impress his closeness to me to mr. murdoch, and i didn't believe it. >> it was impressed on you by mr. murdoch, and that was clear, the strong m
, and they raced back to columbia, convened a meeting of the democratic party and anointed edgar brown, a very powerful state senator, also from barnwell county, the home of jean thurmond, to be the democratic party nominee. within a day, there was an uneasy feeling that was going to grow and grow: that this somehow was not appropriate; that this small group of democratic party officials should not have anointed somebody; that, regardless of what state laws said, there was the feeling there ought to have been a primary, there ought to have been a way to let the people decide who their nominees should be. and it built and built, and senator thurmond -- by this time, he had been out of office for a couple of years; he finished his gubernatorial term in 1950 -- he had run for the senate against olin johnston, representative liz patterson's father, in the only race he ever lost, the only head-to-head race he ever lost and was a very successful lawyer in aiken. but he had kept speaking to civic groups, and people certainly knew that strom thurmond was around and they turned to him and he finally an
very able sisters who are here, cindy brown and lucy young. they will lead us now in appropriate fellowship opening song so we might begin. cindy brown and lucy young. would you come over here. ♪ . stand for fellowship, what a joy divine, leaning on the everlasting arms. ♪ . ♪ . ♪ . >> amen. praise the lord. please take your seats. if you would. we'll be led in prayer by the reverend dr. bobby williams skinner, white house counsel on faith based and neighborhood partnerships will come at this time to lead us to the throne of grace that every heart be. dr. skinner. >> let us look to the hills this morning, our brothers and sisters. oh sovereign god of the universe and creator of all that live, god we greet you this morning with praise on our lips and thanksgiving in our hearts for another day to acknowledge your awesome power, your excellent greatness and your matchless love. god, there are no words this morning to express our gratitude for your keeping power over our lives and our families and our work. for even when we moved in ways that offended you, god, you still sent
? >> i do not know. >> you had a conversation with mr. brown in 2006 at the labor conference in manchester. you describe that in paragraph 36. >> yes. >> the labor conference in manchester that year, we knew, because it was announced, that mr. blair would be leaving within the year, and in all probability mr. brown would be the next prime minister. would you agree? >> i think that was a given, yes. >> he said to you -- you say, "i remember that meeting well. mr. brown told me he had it on very good authority mr. murdoch would appoint me as the editor of "the sun" when rebekah was promoted." do you see that? >> yes. >> he was telling you it was already rupert murdoch's decision that rebekah wade would be promoted and you would be the next editor of "the sun." >> i did not believe rupert murdoch would have had that conversation with him. >> why not? he was close to mr. brown, was he not? >> my understanding of how news international works, in terms of appointment of editors, is that it would not have involved the conversation at that stage. it was sometime after that rebekah wa
and brown butcher paper. i said barbarian or not would never emblazoned shield of fastballs. i drew undersized dragons which looked like smudges in the distance and lightning starting from the center. my mother found material she rapped over one soldier to the koschel for and wrapped around my side with a safety pin. i wore brown shorts, no shirt and my father's prelate decoupled route twice around my hips. last was my sword. my mother was at a loss for how to make a sort. we cut strips of cardboard conclude them together and wrapped in black plastic from a garbage bag. it looked terrible. i was disappointed. my have father was happy to be free of blame. my costume might have done well in america or expectations were low but when i was in school i was immediately ashamed. some of the children came to class and a lot or more that looked like accurate replicas of the uniforms. their parents spent weeks working on them and children were afraid to move for fear of terrorism something that had been carefully glued. other barbarians ranged in their interpretation and we did look somewhat
, were john connelly, walter jenkins, horace busby, warren woodward, george brown of brown and ruth, edward a. clark, perhaps 20 of them, i named them, without exception, 100 percent, all talked to me and talked to me as much as i wanted at, so that's not really accurate. there are members of the johnson circle who wouldn't, well actually just a couple who wouldn't talk to me, and i'm sure i'll find more, but the fact is that each time one of these excerpts in the new yorker, i couldn't keep up with the people telephoning or sending me letters or contacting me through an intermediary, to really say, "why haven't you talked to me?" usually it was because i'm not up to them yet. c-span: one other thing, on the source thing, "the greatest single loss to my research, in my opinion, came with the death of abe fortas." why? >> guest: well, abe fortas in the first place was very close to lyndon johnson at crucial moments in his life. now, this volume would be much poorer. johnson saved the senate election because of a legal maneuver by abe fortas. fortas explained it to me and i think the
the roll. quorum call: mr. brown: thank you. i ask unanimous consent to expense with the quorum call. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: and i ask unanimous consent to address the house as if in morning business for no more than 10 minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: thank you, mr. president. last week the vice president of the united states was in my state in ohio in the youngstown area in northeast ohio and he saw what i've been seeing in my state for the last several months and he heard what i've been hearing from so many ohioans in the last several months. he went to the lordstown auto assembly plant which makes the chevy cruze and he saw what we've been seeing in my state, where manufacturing finally is coming back. from 200 to 2010, from early 2000 to january 2010, the manufacturing sector in this country lost a huge number of jobs, more than 5 million jobs. now, the -- about the 35 years before that manufacturing jobs in this country were pretty constant. they were up and down, but in 1997 oar 1998, we had about the same number of ma
from massachusetts. mr. brown: thank you, mr. president. i also ask consent that my military fellow, major jay rose, be granted floor privileges for the duration of my remarks. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: thank you, mr. president. i rise to speak about an historic air is mean took place place -- ceremony that took place in boston harbor today, the birthplace of the american revolution. that event happened earlier this morning. and this morning, the united states navy named an ar lay burke class guided missile destroyer for retired united states navy captain thomas jerome hunter jr. of concord, massachusetts. the same money took place aboard the oldest commissioned ship -- warship in our united states navy, the u.s.s. constitution. as you know, mr. president, it is a distinct honor for any service member to have a navy vessel commissioned in his or her name. what made the event special today and extremely rare is that captain hudner is the navy's last living medal of honor recipient from the korean war. as the story you are about to hear shows, no one would b
down the path that around two to case the following year in which the remedy for brown is hashed out and specified that desegregation would precede a somewhat infamously said that paul delivers speed. that language was unfortunate in many ways because it allowed a lot of deliberation and not very much speed. but what it also meant is that thought the district court judges to decide whether it official desegregation plan full text that requirement. so the appointments he made to those benches who did a great deal today from work also were very important. he secured passage of the civil rights act in 1957, not terribly ambitious fact, that happened before since reconstruction therefore sort of laid the groundwork for the more important civil rights acts of the 1960s and then of course most famously he summoned the 101st airborne the same unit to soften the beaches at normandy to ask what the little rock nine into school in little rock when obstructing desegregation era. on the last episode in a funny way to one eisenhower gives the most credit for civil rights in order to always the on
by gordon brown and david cameron. and other people got up to all sorts of stuff. there's no doubt about that. and part of politics is part of life. i tried to control at the center. i tried to keep a grip of things. but the reality is there are hundreds of people out there the whole time who -- anybody who works on downing street in the eyes of a journalist is a senior downing street source. anybody who works in the home office is a senior home office source. i think we did a pretty good job in having proper coordination at the center, but it's very difficult to maintain that. >> mr. powell points the finger of blame in a particular place. he says "it's the special advisers like the damian o'brieens, charlie wheelers, and ed balzes, not -- who specialize in character assassination through the pages of the newspapers. what always surprised me was that the assassins managed to persuade the press to keep quiet about their activities. however many incriminating e-mails or texts they sent." >> that's a very good point. in other words -- >> is all of that correct? >> well, no, not all of it b
to a conversation with mr. brown in 2006 am a labour conference, d.c. that? paragraph 36. >> yes. >> if it was at the labour conference in manchester that year, we knew because it was announced that mr. blair would be leaving within the year and, therefore, in all probability mr. brown would be the next prime minister. are you with a? >> i think that was a given, yeah. >> he said to you, are you say, i remember that meeting well because mr. brown told me, had it on very good authority that river burdock would appoint me as editor of "the sun" when rebekah was promoted. you see that? >> yes. >> he was effectively telling you that he was already, rupert murdoch's decision one, that rebekah wade would be promoted, and that too, you would be inclined to be the next editor of "the sun." >> that's what he was saying, yes. [inaudible] >> because i didn't. frankly, believe that river burdock would've had a conversation conversation with him. >> but why not? he was close to mr. brown, wasn't he? >> my understanding of how news international works in terms of appointments of editors is tha
, conrad, johnson of south dakota, brown of ohio, cardin, whitehouse, kerry, akaka, and harkin. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent that the mandatory quorum under rule 22 be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: madam president, this is the -- i have spoken before, madam president, abouts the importance of the f.d.a. bill, something we have to get done. literally, people's lives dpep depend on it. it addresses so many things with the f.d.a. to make it a better position. we have to get this done. as i've said before, if my republican colleagues don't like the bill, offer an amendment, offer an amendment to take that out, put something in, if you don't like it. but i would hope that we don't have to go through voting on cloture on monday night. we should be legislating this coming monday. so i am stunged that once again our motion to proceed when there's been an agreement that we would proceed to this with relevant amendments, which everybody says that that's what they want to do -- it's not germane amendments, which is very narrow;s it relevant amendments. it gives peopl
. to make a shield comes to give me a large piece of cardboard from a grocery box, we put brown butcher's paper on it. i said that a warrior, he would never have a shield with vegetables on it. my mother found some black material when she found. i wore brown shorts and a belt. my mother was at a loss for how to make a sword. we finally cut strips of the cardboard come up with them together, and wrap them in black plastic from a garbage bag. it looks terrible. my father was happy to be free of blame for the errors i found in wardrobe and armaments. when i arrived at school, i was immediately ashamed. some of the children came to class and elaborate armor that looked like after it replicas of roman uniforms. his parents -- their parents spent weeks making their costumes. the entire buried in range command we looked like a horrid. papier-mÂchÉ heads and brown cloth bodies from each one over to men. we pulled a the chariot around the room with the girl who was the is the queen standing in it. my part consisted nothing more than following queen go to see around. aligning against the romans
before we wrap up? yes, sir. >> [inaudible] after the defeat in 1924, and it was brown versus board of education in 1954. >> you have a great historical knowledge. that's something about davis in the bang. i -- in the back. i picked the ones with the contemporary politics, and before i get to davis, people say why don't you have wilke in there was he was an important losing candidate as well and he's credited with making sure the united states was prepared for world war ii because republicans did not wants the land lease agent to go through. he was asked to go to britain and come back and tell the american people as to why it's important to gave aide and comfort, and the congress was about ready to end the draft, and the draft extension passed by two votes. that was due to wilke. he change the history, but not politics. i did do essays on everybody in the een. there's short sketches, a thousand words a piece, on everybody nominated and who lost. i go into davis' career. he probably is america's greatest lawyer. that's what his mo is. he's argued more cases before the u.s. supreme co
brown. the duke where excellent talk. they used to the tension between the accountability function the institutions serves led gao and inspector general they miss constrained the presidency but yet the paradox they legitimate eight what the presidency is doing but increases public support for the policy is. accountability function and the jiddah rating function if they image innovate in which the supreme court approved the policy of entering japanese-american then for the public support for the sun just policies. >> that is a good question. a paradox those institutions are also empowered it. those that are scrutinized by the adversarial institution the executive pass to account an actor can decide to approve or not approve the executive action. look into the future to say that is a mistake. to have the full gloating gauge meant with very few exceptions did not bless with the executive was doing but in some cases sharply pushed back like military commission. of the times there was the power of it. for those anime combat in san gitmo. we may regret that but looking for the legitimacy
. >> 44 bills in 2005 queen's beach, 35 in 1991. the same as the end of the brown era. not that many. people focus on the things that were not there. at the end of the speech she talked-about international aid. in part to reassure the charity who are upset there is not legislation to ensure the target of gdp is matt. we discussed before there is no bill on social care in large part because every government looked at this and terrified of the cost and tell people what they're entitled to. you remind them what they're not entitled to. they don't fancy doing that because it upsets people and it is striking. the minister said it wasn't important but there's no high-speed tube and that gives another year for opponents to think we will get to the prime minister to persuade him to put it off for another year and another year until it goes away again and finally i thought striking legal we all predicted the first line was our first priority should be the government should restore economic stability. desire of the government to save these bills may not essentially all of them or most of them
to say vesica servicemen at the moment. this, of course, is a shot on the titanic taken by frances brown. the photograph, there are very few photographs actually taken on the titanic. so as frank is waiting paillette satanic to arrive, he had taken the six hour train trip from the guard tent and paris to become on his second stop, had boarded. was planning to dine with them and was rooting for the septic across. here he is talking with two other men. we don't know who they are. this very famous photograph. i got a very good printed it. great expense home. you can clearly see that he has gained some weight. looks to me like he is wearing his military uniform. he loves to wear uniforms. he is with two men. this one man is looking back at the camera. we don't know who they are. but it certainly looks to me like they're looking at a book or looking at something. could be a passenger list. it could be anything. i wonder if this could possibly be george and harry whitener and that harry wagner is showing archie the famous copy. as you well know, a book collector. his memory for his book collec
to introduce that hero to you. now, i want to be clear here. when you go to dan brown's book signing he doesn't bring leonardo dray virchl sei. i brought my daughter with me. i want to introduce you to my daughter lisa meltzer. here she is. >> are you ready? >> yes. >> hold on. yeah. fighter. mother, she's the most important hero in here. my mom. when she was in fourth grade, the category five hurricane hit the dominica republican. she was 9 years old. cory heard the people were suffering. some wrote checks others made personal donations. she started a club to collect canned goods. soon they were running a school-wide food drive. even in fourth grade, she was smart. the more people she involved, the more hurricane victims she could help. [applause] >> and here's the end of the story. i love that story. and i love it because all the years later one of your mother's favorite compression is this. people don't change. she's actually wrong. your mother changed me. when it comes to herself, here's what never changed from high school to hard to harvard to being a lawyer for the how judiciary school
in the primaries and they supported scott brown and they got the old seat in massachusetts and the senate and got the filibuster proof majority. >> host: scott brown was voted democrat at the time. >> guest: but at the time that he party was for him and they did an extraordinary job. they went from the energy of protest which is important and they converted that into political power and then they were able to begin to implement their agenda. not always in d.c. but they held it across the country. that is an incredible what she's this from my point of view. occupy wall street is very different. the interested in the defect to the could direct democracy they don't want to register and participate in that way, so it may be is they that they have the impact long-term the and they might have otherwise. how was that their choice? the rest of us who are not occupy years but are concerned about the 99% need to find ways to begin to fill in the gaps and that is what rebuild the dream about, and that is an organization i helped to lead. >> host: are you saying that it's kind of on its course at this point?
you would see stokely carmichael and you would see brown and the body and newton and the news described them as the black militants had of course stokely talked about a black power. i want to back up and talk about power because all of my lessons in black history i don't want you to think it was over the dinner table with books spread out. he was a working man and he was a good man and he was with a call in those days a race man so a lot of the lessons would be as simple as we would be watching television the old black-and-white tv come and a tarzan movie would come on the. the mother with a sweeping across the screen during the tarzan yell and she would speak his language and the lines would go [cheering] the alliance would go. the monkeys would go here and he would be looking at that and after about five minutes he would go like what the hell is that. [laughter] tell me how little cracker beebee can fall out of an airplane, boy change the channel. [laughter] it was living history. then i was switching and i remember the first time seen in young harry reasoner and he was givi
on television you would see stokely carmichael and you would see brown and the body and newton and the news described them as the black militants had of course stokely talked about a black power. i want to back up and talk about power because all of my lessons in black history i don't want you to think it was over the dinner table with books spread out. he was a working man and he was a good man and he was with a call in those days a race man so a lot of the lessons would be as simple as we would be watching television the old black-and-white tv come and a tarzan movie would come on the. the mother with a sweeping across the screen during the tarzan yell and she would speak his language and the lines would go [cheering] the alliance would go. the monkeys would go here and he would be looking at that and after about five minutes he would go like what the hell is that. [laughter] tell me how little cracker beebee can fall out of an airplane, boy change the channel. [laughter] it was living history. then i was switching and i remember the first time seen in young harry reasoner and he was givi
are there. i think it is important to accept -- i think this goes for david cameron, gordon brown, tony blair -- that the amount of time and energy that they, not just the people who work for them, but they as prime ministers have to devote and dedicate to kind of dealing with what are ultimately media management issues. it's grown. it's grown and it's growing because of the way the media has developed. i think that's a problem too. >> then you continue, they only have power if politicians let them have power. >> yeah. >> by which of course you mean it is within the gift of politicians to prevent press having power. but that might of course have obvious ramifications for free press. it also presupposes politicians are not going to yield to the obvious influences and powers which might intrude on their decision-making. would you agree with that? >> well, i think a lot of this started under margaret thatcher. i think that newspapers were given a sense of power. the numbers that we see, the peerages and the knighthoods and the sense they were almost part of her team. i think it changed und
delirious ironies, individuals, there's one story in the 1840s of an individual, john brown dylan in indiana who stood before a crowd and gave a speech called the decline to miami. essential to what he was arguing was, you know, that it was really sad. what was interesting to me was there's documentation that miami community members were standing there in the crowd listening to this guy limit the fact that they were no longer there. and so it's the irony that i found i kept finding over and over again that maybe want to investigate it further. >> oklahoma city is the of the 1995 attack of the murrah building by timothy mcveigh. booktv visits the city to share the local literary culture of the area. >> hi. my name is joe entered and the acting curator of the john and mary nichols rare books and special collections at the university of oklahoma. this is a wonderful collection that was named in honor of john and mr. nichols the on the other longtime service to the university and to libraries. with the generous support we have established this collection on the campus of university of a global.
minister gordon brown. >> today's witness -- [inaudible] >> i swear by my aussie god to undertake it will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me god. >> give your full name. >> john whitaker straw, the commonly known as jack. >> u.s. signed and dated it. are you content to confirm the content to the verses of this inquiry? >> i am. mr. straw, thank you for a witness statement to the effort you put into it and also for the next phase, which were extremely pricey and. of all the witnesses who have appeared or who are sued. this inquiry as they made clear in the declaration and eight at the beginning, i know mr. straw the best. not merely because we knew each other many, many years ago, but because i worked quite closely and in my capacity when he was lorch chancellor and judge. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> mr. straw, in terms of your career, the dates may be relevant to this secretary page 97 to 2001, foreign secretary 2001 to 2006. 2006 until 2000 then lord chancellor secretary of state, but justice until 27 until 2010. .. to undermine your integrity w
] good morning, how are you all? i'm judith brown, and we are a next generation civil rights organization that believes that change is going to happen from the grass roots up. we support grass roots movements to work for racial justice. as you can see from all that you've heard so far, you know, in 2008, turnout among african-american and young voters were up. in 2010, we sat home, and others were planning. in 2010, there was a sweep of state legislatures by the republican party, and i will say i'm from a non-partisan organization so i'm just telling you the facts so in 2010, when they took over the state legislature, they moved quickly in 2011 to redistrict themselves back into power for 20-30 years. in 2011 they also moved to put in place new rules around voting because they saw changing demographics in this country, and they saw we could actually turn out in good numbers when we wanted to. so they put in place new laws, and then they didn't stop. in 2012, they tried again. in some states, like north carolina, where they passed the legislation for photo id, they were going to do it by a
generation is more black and brown than the older generation. so you just add all these things together, and particularly from an older conservative perspective, it's easy to be distrustful of people who appear to be doing things the wrong way, demanding benefits and money and opportunities they have not yet earned, and just in general they're just not the america we built. and so you do that from tea partiers but we built this country. we worked hard. it's been taken away from us. spink i think with three minutes left, so one quick question. >> i work here at the institute. so the tea party members, they remember the cuyahoga river burning. they remember smoggy days, so why opposition to environmental protection? >> i think that's a great question. and i think it does get to the real core question, when people are conservatives and this idea of conservation, maybe they are related terms answer of not using more than you need are all ideas that people practice in their private lives in something, you become tea party members talked about clipping coupons which is him like a related sort
who are teaching black and brown children, what do you feel school committees can do to have the stomach racism if people want to appreciated or not that achievement gap is the residual effect of racism how do we of fact that in small communities? >> i have not had much of that chance to 99 and the university but when we teach teachers, we need to bring in parents and people from the community to talk about education and what are the issues. one native alaskan teachers said in the villages she wants them to listen about the problems the kids are facing. another situation, men should not have been successful but we're from low socio-economic backgrounds talk about what made them successful. inevitably they say it is when or more teachers that did it. with them to understand how strong the influence is and the difference they can make. we have to have a conversation sometimes if it is just in the school, you get this. is much easier to have a conversation if you bring in somebody from the outside to talk about the racism that the kids experienced in another school. [laughter] y
now and then there is an honorable liberal but they put on the brown shirts and they march. we have created a monster. we have no way to treat the people. they have tried and here i am. when they get together, they're very proud of the fact they would crush us if they could come a but they cannot. thank god for our constitution. >> the reports of my death are exaggerated. roosevelt won four times i think we are approaching a 50% of the work force working for the federal government. those liberals. >> i cannot hear him. >> is that better? >> maybe some limited think the reports of liberalism are exaggerated. fdr 13 reelection because much of the country was on his payroll and today we have 50% of the workforce directly or indirectly on the payroll. >> is your point* 50% that they don't pay taxes. >> no. 50% are getting paid by government. >> people vote for a lot of reasons. coupes the check this not answer all possibilities for all people. they may get a government check but love to hunt and fish. it is also 49% don't pay taxes but they respond to other motivations. dick morris and
in love? well, lucy brown, a scientist at albert einstein college of medicine in the bronx, did a terrific study. she recruited some couples who were newly, madly, deeply in love, in the first six months of a relationship that was going really well. and she had them come into the lab, and she asked them to bring two pictures, one of their sweetheart and another picture of a good friend with whom they had never had a sexual or amorous relationship. and then she had them look at the two pictures in the brain scanner with the idea that by looking at the differences between these two patterns of activation, she could determine what was particular to the new love, what was not just something about looking at a familiar face. and here's what she found. when you're looking at a picture of your new love when you're in that truly, madly, deeply state, you have a strong activation of the brain's pleasure circuit try. so years ago when the band roxie music sang love is the drug got a hook in me, well, basically, they were right. love shares some properties in this regard to drugs like cocaine and her
that the senator from massachusetts, senator brown, introduced something. but the c.b.o. scored it as not bringing in any money. but we've all agreed that we shouldn't increase the deficit to do this and we should find a way to pay for it and our preferred way is closing the loophole that everyone admits is abusive and a way to get around the payroll tax. we're willing to sit heed and listen to other suggestions from the other side of the aisle so we can help our college students. bottom line is, mr. president, in conclusion, we have to pass this bill. it's an extremely important bill for the future of our country. because every time a young man or young woman deserves to go a college of their choice and doesn't go, goes to a different one that less suits their needs, because they can't afford it, they lose, their family loses, and america loses. so let's stop the games. let's come together. let's pass this bill, and let's make sure that students of this and future generations are able to afford the college education that is so important to a better future for their lives. i yield the floor. the p
them through exactly what the kids are going to have to do to get into brown or harvard, you know, princeton, stanford. i thought a couple of things. one is this, this is appalling. and number two, i better get on the shtick because these people are trying to -- i talked to parents there who has been amassing brak sheets as they are called. it is almost like a resume for kids. the seventh, eighth grade, compiling videos of their sports performance is, music recitals, saving of mentions of them in the local newspaper, saving assays or something the kids had written, all in the interest of this glorious day when they would get into brown. c-span: what makes cat: qualified to testament to get into college? >> guest: well, she's extremely smart. she had worked at around i believe. she had been -- i guessed she started in the admissions department at brown and worked there for several years and she has a very wide network of acquaintances than friends. so i think she always knows what is hot in the academic marketplace. c-span: what did it cost for people to go to the seminar? >> guest
. and this is important to 7.5 million students and their families. and when i concluded my remarks, senator brown from massachusetts took to the floor and he said he -- he expressed shock that i was concerned about republican filibusters and started to talk about how cooperative the republicans have been, pointing to a few issues where we have worked together. look, i am here to say that working together in a bipartisan manner on a few issues is fine. but we need to work together on a bipartisan manner on almost all the issues that we work on here because the american people are counting on us. so because there's a handful of issues on which the republicans cooperated, let's not come down to the floor and say everything is perfect and republicans aren't blocking us when in fact they are blocking us. now, the democrats essentially retook the senate in 2007, and since then these republican filibusters have been off the charts. and don't take my word for it. listen to congressional scholars thomas mann and nor man ornstein. they wrote an opinion piece in "the washington post" based on a study and unanimo
of black and white because that leads brown, yellow and red not even in the discussion, okay? so we need that, but we also need to consider the double jeopardy issues of women, okay? i think that was the thing that was, you know, contentious between zora and her contemporaries. she was attempting to simultaneously deal with women's issues. she left the issue of race to the men, thinking they would be a two-pronged attack against the prisons. the sexism thing, the other is something she was doing wasn't important. we've got to make sure that that same issue, that same double pronged attack takes place today. and now i will turn it over. >> it was very hard for me to look at what has happened to trayvon, because of course those of us of my generation have had to look at and feel this over and over and over again, and to field the endlessness. but i have been, i finally, you know, got myself together. and what i really feel is that there's a certain amount of hypocrisy in the country, in the leadership of the country, back and see this happen and say how horrible it indeed is without admitt
in the primary and the support of scott brown and they got ted kennedy's old seat in massachusetts and the senate and hurt the filibuster proof majority. they voted democrat at the time. >> guest: but at the time that he party did an extraordinary job. they went from the energy of protest which is important and the converted that into political power. they were able to begin to implement their agenda. not always in d.c. but in the statehouses across the country. that is an incredible achievement from my point of view. occupy wall street the gravity is different. there in the direct democracy they don't want to register voters and participate but that meant to hit this is an impact long-term the and they might have otherwise whether that is their choice. the rest of us are not occupiers but are concerned of the 99% need to find ways to begin to fill in the gaps in the that is what rebuild the dream of, and in part of the organization that helps lead to real >> host: are you saying the occupied wall street is kind of on its core squawks >> guest: there's always good to be a role for direct action a
quickly. they were protesting and then the registered voters supported scott brown and grout taricani's old seat in the senate and broke the majority -- sometimes you get a senator that's voted democrat at some time. test cody did an extraordinary job. they went from the energy of protest which is important and then they were able to implement their agenda. not always in d.c. but they held it across the country. that's an incredible achievement from my point of view. wall street is different. thir interest in that direct democracy and they don't want to participate in that way. maybe it meant they have less of an impact on long-term than anybody. the rest of us though who are not occupiers but are concerned about the 99% needed to find ways to fill in the gaps and that is where rebuildfun code >> are you saying occupy wall street is run its course at this point? >> guest: there will be always a role for the direct democracy but they will continue to make contributions and who knows there is accretive but i knew they had already made it very clear that they don't want to reg
know and have been trying to get the book market's new book by little brown publishers is service a navy seal what war written with james horned fisher and we regret that we've ran out of books. i can come to light if we are not able to get books markets can sign one for you after the talk. marcus luttrell as a native of consul texas. he joined the navy in 1999, and after becoming a navy seal in 2002, he served in many dangerous special operations assignments around the world. after serving the two tours and iraq, he was deployed to afghanistan in the spring of 2005. for his actions during operation red wings, petty officer first class luttrell was awarded the navy plans for combat terrorism in 2006 by president george w. bush. after recovering from his wounds, he served as the second tour in iraq and received his discharge from the navy in june of 2007 and a very popular speaker you can see that by the great turnout tonight in 2010 to honor his comrades from operation red wing he established a lone survivor foundation dedicated to honoring and remembering american warriors by pro
there protesting, and then they registered voters, went to the primaries, and they supported scott brown, and they got in massachusetts in the senate, the majority -- >> host: of senators and democrats voting at times. >> guest: that's good. at the time, the tea party was a fixed ally, and they did an extraordinary job. they went from the energy of protests, which is important, they turned into energy into political power, and they were able to implement their agenda, not always in dc, but in state houses. that is an incredible achievement in my point of view. occupy wall street, that rally is different. they are mash muching in direct democracy and action. they don't want to registered voters to participate in that way. they may admit they have a less impact long term than otherwise, however, that's their choice. the rest of us though, not occupiers, but who are concerned about the 99% need to find ways to fill in those gaps, and that's what, an organization i'm a part of and help to lead is focused on. >> host: do you think occupy wall street ran its course at this
kids and to try to halt the current circumstances. c-span: we saw three new parents, laura brown and the other one was a male johansson. how did you find them? >> guest: i met ahmad information sessions for school holes we saw in an earlier clipart either, and it in the strait, essentially an open house for parents can check it out. it's interesting because when it commits i've encountered is that these are parents that care more. i met a lot of parents there by accident. they do a very aggressive marketing. they put flyers on doors because they really don't want just parents that extensively care. they believe that all kids deserve that chance and so you do need a lot of parents that are essentially there by accident. c-span: here's eva moskowitz again. >> the unions are playing to win and because they don't want to be the safe of the opposition to charter's of the largely white dominated leadership organization and because it would be so obvious that they are protecting the interests of their members in so far as, what they will often do is hire an outside group like an acorn,
of the experts to help them right away. tony brown, vice president in charge of purchasing said he would contact all the really supplies and asked them to check the components. now we are getting summer, mulally thought. lally would later call this meeting a defining moment in forged turner. he had always believed he saved the ford motor company, now he knew he would. all he needed was a plan. and as many people know, he put his plan together on little card and it was really simple. it was aggressively restructure the company to profitably, to operate profitably at the current demands. accelerate the deployment of new cars and trucks people actually want. finance the plan and work together as a teen. and the rest of the book pretty much tells the story of how they did that and how they were able to use that to get through this recent crisis without taking a taxpayer bailout, without going and asking washington to fix their problems for them, doing it themselves the old-fashioned way. and that's "american icon." so -- [applause] >> thank you. with that i'll take any questions anybody might have.
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